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100 MPH Gore-tex system rain gear...Worth the money or not?


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#1 Morelures

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Posted December 10 2010 - 12:28 PM

I am looking to buy some good rain gear, the Wal-Mart set is no longer doing the job on 8 hour fishing days. Is the 100 MPH BPS Gore-Tex parka and fleece worth the $358.00 plus $200 for the bibs? If not what are you guys using on rainy/windy days to stay warm and dry? Also just found out my boots really aren't rain proof..haha

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Posted December 10 2010 - 12:48 PM

I have Cabela's guide series Gore tex.  It has never let me down in the rain.  Also my older set is the Cabela's dry plus and it works great too and is a little less expensive than the Gore.

Either one was a great improvement over the old "waterproof" $100 suit I once used.

You have to pay a bit more for good rain gear but its worth it to be dry/warm JMHO. :)
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Posted December 10 2010 - 03:49 PM

I love the set i own, it keeps you very warm and most importantly dry.

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Posted December 10 2010 - 06:15 PM

Take a look at the pro qualifier suit also ,its a little cheaper and its kept me warm and dry the past year.

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Posted December 10 2010 - 06:20 PM

I don't know if you can really put a price on being comfortable. I have the Cabela's Guidewear suit and it keeps me warm and dry in some really nasty weather. I fish powerplant lakes all winter long, some days that never make it out of single digits. You have to have a good suit cause you start to get cold or get wet and your day is over.

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Posted December 10 2010 - 09:01 PM

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Posted December 10 2010 - 09:48 PM

I don't know if you can really put a price on being comfortable. I have the Cabela's Guidewear suit and it keeps me warm and dry in some really nasty weather. I fish powerplant lakes all winter long, some days that never make it out of single digits. You have to have a good suit cause you start to get cold or get wet and your day is over.


I agree 100% Guidewear is the best I have ever used. Wind proof, waterproof, breathable and warm with layered clothing underneath.
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Posted December 10 2010 - 09:50 PM

I have Cabela's guide series Gore tex. It has never let me down in the rain. Also my older set is the Cabela's dry plus and it works great too and is a little less expensive than the Gore.

Either one was a great improvement over the old "waterproof" $100 suit I once used.

You have to pay a bit more for good rain gear but its worth it to be dry/warm JMHO. :)


My DryPlus will will not keep me dry after a couple hrs downpour.
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Posted December 10 2010 - 10:58 PM

I have Cabela's guide series Gore tex. It has never let me down in the rain. Also my older set is the Cabela's dry plus and it works great too and is a little less expensive than the Gore.

Either one was a great improvement over the old "waterproof" $100 suit I once used.

You have to pay a bit more for good rain gear but its worth it to be dry/warm JMHO. :)


My DryPlus will will not keep me dry after a couple hrs downpour.
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Neither will mine. It's ok as long as it's not pouring but if it is my arms and chest are going to get wet. They are a good windbreaker though.

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Posted December 11 2010 - 07:28 AM

Cabela's "Guide Wear" for sure.

My brother had the BPS 100 mph stuff and switched to the guide wear too.

I never, never launder my gore tex suite. Just hose it off and wipe it off. It will keep you dry for years and years.

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Posted December 11 2010 - 10:20 AM

I have the 100 mph and would buy it again.  It is the driest I have ever worn.  I drove 170 miles one way to buy the Cabela's.  I'm glad I did instead of ordering it because it did not fit me at all.

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Posted December 11 2010 - 11:18 AM

Cabela's "Guide Wear" for sure.

My brother had the BPS 100 mph stuff and switched to the guide wear too.

I never, never launder my gore tex suite. Just hose it off and wipe it off. It will keep you dry for years and years.



  Yep, Ive had my Cabelas guide wear for 10 years now. Its still as good as the day I got it. Im dry and warm all day in the rain and wind. Now avg the cost per year and ask if the price is worth it? I think so, $45 a year and going down as I continue to get good use of it.

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Posted December 11 2010 - 02:11 PM

this is funny!! me and my fishing partner argue about this all the time.. He wears cabelas guide wear and i wear the 100mph bibs and jacket.. they are both great but id say the 100mph takes it.. the 100mph seals off at the wrist better and all the zippers have laminate cover on them so absolutely no wind or water gets in and i think they look better
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Posted December 11 2010 - 02:35 PM

Several years ago, when I was in shopping mode for this item, i tried on both the Guide Wear and the BPS 100 MPH suit.   For me, the Guide Wear fit better and what really sold me was that it wasn't all covered with logos like the 100MPH suit is.   If I'm going to be a walking bill board, they need to pay me or at least give me a strong break on price.  I don't wear the Guide Wear very often, but I sure am glad I've got it.
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Posted December 11 2010 - 02:45 PM

In a nut shell...YES!!!
Just decide on the 100 MPH or the regular Gortex. If you fish in a fairly warm section of the USA I would go with the plain Gortex. The 100 MPH is very warm and can be too warm.
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